The achievements of Britain’s Olympic medallists are to be marked by streets named after them. Under plans being drawn up in Whitehall, town and parish councils will be advised to call roads after successful athletes. Separately, Olympicgold medallists have urged the government to invest in grass-roots sports clubs.
A new book Britannia Unchained, Global Growth and Prosperity co-written by a number of Conservative MPs has called on the government to bring in tough new employment reforms to tackle “lazy” Britain. The book also claims that a “bloated public sector” is “dragging down” the UK’s economy. Commenting on the publication Labour’s business spokesman Chuka Umunna says: “People who work hard, play by the rules and pay their taxes shouldn’t have to put up with Tory MPs calling them lazy. David Cameron should immediately distance himself from this attack on hard-working British families”.
So now we are being shown how we should act in society and if we do not come up to certain standard, we are classed as idle and shiftless! It appears that unless we are world champions, celebrities or went to the right school, we are not stock!
Well Mr Cameron l came from a hard-working family and my dad worked 14 hours a day, my mother worked all her life! They paid their taxes and in 1984 my dad died of Leukemia.when l was 30 years of age! I made a promise to care for my mother and have kept that promise!
Meanwhile you give my mother £4.00 per week and take away £3.00 by changing the welfare rules! Her costs for her care for working all her life is now £59.22 it was £32.35 only 3 years ago! I can can claim £58.35 as long as l give 35 hours of my time, so l cannot work full-time! So l work in the community and help people in need by providing work for those that this government has managed to be made redundant!
When you leave school with little or no qualifications and cannot get a job, it is because under-graduates can! Then they sign on and are humiliated by the fact that service contract companies are set-up to make sure the government like ” Pontius Pilate” can wash their hands of them!
These so-called Tories should be put in their place by our so-called Prime Minister, as he is supposed to be the leader of this country! Then instead of spending money on new street names for the recent crop of winners, he should spare a thought for the ones that are having their benefits cut!
The Sunday Telegraph reports that some leading Conservatives have called for an extension to retail opening hours on Sundays. Trading restrictions on bigger stores have been dropped for six weeks this summer to coincide with the Olympics. The ministers are said to be keen to use this as a springboard for longer hours to be allowed permanently. However, Liberal Democrats oppose such a move, which would also likely be fought by unions, small businesses and the Church.
On many occasions successive governments have tried for a change to enable retail outlets to open on Sunday! This will if allowed to happen under this government l can see many a family unit suffering! We already have lost the time when families would sit around the dinner table to share a meal, has gone by the way of the dodo! So this leaves the only day when all the family can spend time together with their children.
It has always seemed that shop keepers and now certain retail outlets have expected their workers to turn in come rain or shine, whilst managers and directors are languishing by their pools!
So l say a resounding NO! to Sunday opening not on religious grounds, not on be a kill-joy but for the good of harmony in households!
Sunday should be a family day to break bread and share together!
Two women strikers on picket line during the “Uprising of the 20,000”, garment workers strike, New York City. Strikes, ladies tailors, N.Y., Feb. 1910, picket girls on duty (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am not a person that believes in strike action per se but when it comes down to ” Free Rights ” l am firmly behind the people in their action’s! This is not just a case of preventing people striking it is the effect it will have on the way this country will look to the world, during the Olympic‘s! So my reason for posting this article from the Telegraph thanks to Ben Brogan being acknowledged. Is simply l do not believe that we have the right for the wrong reason to prevent anyone from striking for what they believe is their God-given right of ” Free Will”
BREAKING: Jeremy Hunt just spoke to Jim Naughtie on the Today programme about how the government is dealing with the Olympic security challenges and the planned strike action by border staff. He said the deployment of further troops to guard the security of the Games was not promoted by further failures by G4’s but simply because he didn’t want to “leave anything to chance”.
He stressed that G4’s failings were with the management not the workers, and that it was important not to “demonise” those working at the Games.
On the border strike, he said “we can be very confident of the provisions we have in place”, but added that he thought the eve of the Olympics was “the wrong time to strike”.